Head and Neck Cancer Patient Stories
You are not alone.
Other people have experienced head and neck cancer, and the team at UPMC have guided them and their families through the often-difficult treatment process. Your experience will be different from anybody else’s, but you may find that you and other cancer patients are facing some of the same concerns.
The stories told here are real-life accounts of how our patients are living with their diagnosis with help from the expert clinicians and compassionate staff at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
John Lockcuff had laryngeal cancer. Read about his cancer treatment journey and experience at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport.
Steve suffered from throat cancer. Read about his cancer treatment journey and experience at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Horizon.
Ed suffered from squamous cell carcinoma on the base of his tongue caused by the human papilloma virus. Ed underwent surgery along with radiation and immunotherapy. Read about his cancer journey and experience at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Vickie was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. Read about her treatment journey and time with the Survivorship Clinic.
After a misdiagnosis and undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, Kris found hope and support through the Survivorship Clinic, leading to a fulfilling life as a cancer survivor.